William Gurnall about Fear

“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.”

William Gurnall
A Puritan Golden Treasury, p. 108.

Ajith Fernando on Busyness

“Having lost the security of being rooted in the eternal reality of the Word of God, we are looking to busy activity to fill the void that has been created in our lives. And under that bondage to activity we find it difficult to linger with the Word simply for the joy of it. In fact, we may be afraid to stop our busyness lest it expose the shallowness of our lives. So we go on from activity to activity, from project to project. But activity is a dangerous source of fulfillment. Instead of finding our identity, our sense of self-worth, from our relationship with God, we begin to look to success in programs and other earthly indicators of success for our self-worth. But these will never satisfy. This will only enslave us more in our bondage to activity.”

Ajith Fernando
The Supremacy of Christ, p. 111.

Passionately Investing In The Lost

“You can only passionately invest in the lost when the passion comes from your love for Christ, not from your love for someone or something else. “

Jeff Robison, “Commissioned”.